Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

College of Applied Health Sciences
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health



The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is searching for an outstanding candidate for a nine-month, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. A strong candidate is expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research agenda creating impactful contributions to their field; mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; collaborate with faculty and staff; and contribute to an interdisciplinary department, including a growing MPH in epidemiology. A successful candidate will be able to teach and develop courses for both undergraduate and graduate students, including introductory epidemiology and advanced coursework such as analytical epidemiology, applied epidemiology, and programming languages such as R, SAS, Stata, or others.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in epidemiology, public health, community health, nutrition, or a related field. Candidates with MPH or MSPH degree or a strong public health background are encouraged to apply. A strong record of academic scholarship and teaching experience that meets the qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois is required. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: cardiovascular disease epidemiology; chronic disease epidemiology; nutrition, physical activity, or obesity epidemiology; social epidemiology; and health inequities. Experience collaborating with communities on public health initiatives is desirable.

General Information

The Department of Kinesiology & Community Health (KCH): KCH hosts a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff ( working and learning in a collegial and collaborative environment. KCH offers BS degrees in Community Health, Interdisciplinary Health, and Kinesiology; MS and PhD degrees in Community Health and Kinesiology; an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling; a nationally accredited MPH program; a nationally accredited MSHA (health administration) program; and a new MSHT (health technology) program.

The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS): The KCH Department is part of the College of Applied Health Sciences (see and affiliated with the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability (see The College houses the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (; DRES) which includes the U.S. Paralympic Training Site for Wheelchair Track and Road Racing. The College also houses the Chez Veterans Center ( which opened in 2015 to provide support services for student veterans. The College is actively involved in discovery and engagement with the Carle Foundation Hospital; the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD); the Big Ten Academic Alliance; the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (ISEE); the Cancer Center at Illinois; the University's Engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI); Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; The College of Veterinary Medicine - Epidemiology and Pathobiology; Discovery Partners Institute; Family Resiliency Center; and many more.

The Community: Home of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (120 miles south of Chicago) is a diverse community that combines active urban living with easygoing affordability. It has been consistently ranked among the nations' top cities for work-life balance. The area features Midwestern beauty with the cultural resources typically found in larger metropolitan areas. Downtown areas provide vibrant public spaces with unique dining and entertainment options, and the local community offers a thriving arts and culture atmosphere as well as varsity and community sports and many parks. Visit for additional information.


Compensation will be commensurate with the applicant's experience.

Application Process

To apply, create a candidate profile at and select the position for which you are applying (College of Applied Health Sciences: Assistant Professor - Kinesiology and Community Health-Epidemiology (138938); then upload all required documents, including:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (up to 2 pages)
  • Teaching statement (up to 2 pages)
  • A list of names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers for at least three references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your application by May 10, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately afterwards. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2021.

For additional information, please contact Search Committee Co-Chairs, Andiara Schwingel at or Justine Kaplan at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.